A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

The Unmotivation Update

Well, I’m here to report that we’re still unmotivated to work on any house projects. The custom bi-fold doors for the master bedroom and utility closets are still lying on the floor, the pull-out shelves in the pantry are still falling apart, and I’ve done nothing about painting the kitchen cabinets besides buying the primer.…

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Christmas Recap

I thought I better get these Christmas photos up before 2008 is over! I’ve been around, but just either too busy or too lazy to post lately. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday —— we certainly did. Thankfully, despite nasty weather on Tuesday, my stepdaughter and her husband managed to fly in from the…

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My Kind of Town

Last Saturday night we were on board the Evening Star, cruising up and down the Chicago River and out to Lake Michigan. It was a beautiful night — a little cool for August, but pleasant nonetheless. There are so many things I love about Chicago, and the view of the skyline is just one of…

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Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues*

The Chicago Blues Fest took place over the weekend in Grant Park, a free event which is scheduled every year over the first weekend in June. If you ever plan a visit to Chicago, Blues Fest weekend would be a rockin’ good time. Unfortunately we weren’t able to make it downtown to see the likes…

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Dining in Prairie Style

One of my favorite fancy places to dine in Chicago is North Pond Cafe, nestled in the heart of Lincoln Park, and like the name, situated on the North Pond. It was built in 1912 as a warming hut for ice skaters, eventually becoming a storage shed for the Chicago Park District. It was remodeled…

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Lights Out

Chicago is the designated flagship city for the U.S. and one of many cities around the world participating in the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 29. For one hour, you are encouraged to turn off all non-essential lights in your house. According to the web site: Earth Hour’s not just…

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Excitement Abounds

I don’t know if this weekend and the beginning of next week can be surpassed, at least not anytime soon. Not only is our dining table being delivered, but our roman shades are being installed in the living room and dining room. AND to top it all off, there’s this: Oh yes, friends, it’s Wilco…

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Christkindlmarket

My sister is one of “those people” who gets up at the crack of dawn on Black Friday to get their Christmas shopping done. I’m sure they get some great deals, but a) I can’t stand crowds; b) I hate shopping; and c) I haven’t even thought about Christmas at this point. So you won’t…

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Pool, Anyone?

Our pool table is one of the few things the PO left behind. He had it refelted when he moved it here and he bought it through a classified ad in the newspaper. It supposedly cost a lot of money to have it moved —— he claimed $600 —— and when he told the seller…

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C’mon, is that IT?

Here in Chicago we’ve heard nothing in the news besides “It’s Cicada Mania!” or “Cooking with Cicadas: High in Protein and Yummy too! (They taste like chicken!)”. Okay, I made up the part about the chicken. But I had visions of not being able to step outside without having to dodge flying cicadas or wade…

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